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Martin fined for umpire contact

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin is still a chance to win a second Brownlow Medal this season after he was fined for making contact with an AFL umpire. Martin can accept a $1,500 fine for a second offence of making careless contact with an umpire. It had appeared the midfielder was set for...

Tigers shade Cats

REIGNING AFL premiers Richmond are one game short of the record MCG winning streak after a pulsating 18-point win over Geelong. Dustin Martin impressed in the second half after his week off with a calf injury and the Tigers’ 12.11 (83) to 9.11 (65) win on Sunday put them back on...

Special night for ‘Silk’

ADELAIDE’S season has continued to spiral out of control, Hawthorn celebrating Shaun Burgoyne’s 350th AFL game with an emphatic 56-point win. In their first visit to the MCG since losing last year’s grand final, the listless Crows slumped to a 6-7 record with their fourth loss in a row. The Hawks led Saturday...

Saints make stunning comeback

UNDER-fire St Kilda have mounted a last-quarter comeback to defeat Gold Coast and snap an 11-match AFL losing streak. The Saints, who trailed by 31 points at the last term, kicked five goals in Saturday’s fourth quarter to claim an 11.14 (80) to 11.12 (78) win. Jade Gresham’s snap with less than...

Freo hammers hapless Blues

FREMANTLE have won their first away match of the AFL season in record-breaking style, holding hapless Carlton goalless in the opening half on the way to a 57-point triumph at Etihad Stadium. The Dockers had the game shot to bits well before the halftime break on Saturday, when they led by...

Swans end Eagles’ streak

SYDNEY have toppled West Coast by 15 points in an AFL blockbuster at the SCG, stating their premiership credentials with a show of suffocating pressure. It’s rare to have a finals-like atmosphere at many games in the middle of the season, but the widespread expectation on Friday night was the top-four showdown...

Port outclasses injury-hit Dogs

Port Adelaide have claimed a 57-point win over the Western Bulldogs whose injury crisis has deepened with captain Easton Wood and Brownlow Medal contender Jack Macrae suffering hamstring problems. Wood hobbled off clutching his right hamstring just before half-time and Macrae hurt his left during warm-ups after the interval as the...

Pert named Demons chief

LESS than a year after departing Collingwood, Gary Pert will take over from Peter Jackson as chief executive at AFL rivals Melbourne. Pert was CEO at the Magpies for a decade and the Demons said the board voted for him unanimously. It comes a month after Jackson announced he would step down. Demons...

Crows fail to come up for Hawks

ADELAIDE have swung the selection axe and Rory Laird and Tom Lynch have failed to prove their fitness for the massive AFL clash with Hawthorn. While the slumping Crows dropped three players, Richmond named Dustin Martin and Daniel Rioli in their squad for Sunday’s big MCG match against Geelong. Jack Billings’ VFL...

Power drop Watts

PORT Adelaide have dropped high-profile recruit Jack Watts for their AFL clash with the Western Bulldogs. The former No.1 draft pick has not done enough to warrant selection, Power coach Ken Hinkley says. “Jack knows his form has not been at the level he would like it to be. He understands the...